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Do I Have a Rotator Cuff Injury?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
September 15, 2018

Unlike other parts of our bodies, an injured shoulder can affect a lot of our day-to-day lives. Leg injuries can be overcome with crutches, a scooter, or even a wheelchair. We can still get to work and accomplish a lot as we heal. A rotator cuff injury can be a lot more disabling, at least ... read more


How You Can Exercise While Injured

By St Helena Sports Medicine
August 15, 2018

Imagine going to the gym on crutches and hobbling up to a machine. You’re going to get some looks, but if you know what you’re doing then it’s okay. But you must be careful and do your research before you get antsy and drive to your favorite gym or facility, ready to push yourself. If ... read more


What To Do About A Torn Meniscus

By St Helena Sports Medicine
July 15, 2018

If you love playing sports, you know there’s always a little risk of injury. Those risks go up when your favorite games involve tackles or other contact. If you recently heard a “pop” in your knee and are trying to figure out how serious the damage is, keep reading. You may have torn a meniscus. ... read more


The Best Shoes for Pain

By St Helena Sports Medicine
June 15, 2018

Joint problems can come from genetics, over-use, traumatic injury, and by ignoring what is best for them. Sometimes problems can stem from wearing the wrong kind of shoes when you walk or run. For example, if you’re walking around in flip flops all day you must know that you’re not getting any support from them, ... read more


Knee Osteoarthritis 101

By St Helena Sports Medicine
May 15, 2018

Osteoarthritis of the knee is also known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis. It occurs when the natural cushioning (cartilage) that sits between the joints diminishes. As this condition progresses, the bones of the joints begin to rub against each other without the shock absorption provided by cartilage. As a result you begin to feel swelling, stiffness, pain, ... read more


Are You Jonesin’?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
April 15, 2018

  [caption id="attachment_1362" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=" Jones Fracture Treatment Napa CA"] [/caption] Do you have pain on the outside of your foot that makes it hard to walk? You may have a Jones fracture of your fifth metatarsal, the bone that connects your little toe to the ankle. Treatment for a Jones fracture ensures that ... read more


Ready, Set, Whoa!

By St Helena Sports Medicine
March 15, 2018

As winter fades away and temperatures get warmer, you may be thinking about getting more active to enjoy the weather. Before you rush out to enjoy the outdoors, give your body a little time and attention to adjust to the changing seasons. Rushing into an active lifestyle after being idle can lead to shoulder impingement, ... read more


How to Start Exercising again After an Injury

By St Helena Sports Medicine
February 15, 2018

One of the most difficult parts of dealing with a physical injury is having patience with the healing process. The New Year predictably ushers in a massive uptick in gym memberships and workout clothing purchases. But what if you are just getting back into exercise after an injury? How can you resume your former physical ... read more


Knee Pain? It could be Runner’s Knee

By St Helena Sports Medicine
January 15, 2018

If you have a throbbing pain around your kneecap, you could have a condition called runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is not specific to runners and can be the result of a variety of reasons like overuse, a direct hit to the knee, weak thigh muscles, or malalignment. Let’s discuss how to identify runner’s knee and ... read more


How can I tell if I have an ACL injury?

By St Helena Sports Medicine
December 15, 2017

The purpose of the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is to maintain knee stability. An ACL injury is a tear in a knee ligament that connects the lower and upper leg bone. ACL injuries can be anywhere from mild to extreme. Examples include a complete tear of the ACL or a ligament and a portion ... read more